Is the end nigh for Euphoria?
Casey Bloys, HBO’s Chief Content Officer, previously conceded that the provocative high school drama has a relatively short shelf life because “I don’t think you want 30-year-olds playing” teenagers. So that begs the question: Could the just-ordered third season be the series’ last, especially in light of leading lady Zendaya‘s skyrocketing career?
“I will let [exec producer] Sam [Levinson] and Zendaya talk about [that],” Bloys hedged to TVLine. “I’m very excited about what they’ve got planned [for Season 3]. So I will leave that to them. I will say, generally speaking, we trust where they want to take these characters. So we’ll let the creative team lead the way.”
Asked if there exists a version of Euphoria without Zendaya’s Rue at its center should, say, the Spider-Man and Dune phenom choose to pursue her red-hot film career full-time, Bloys admits, “It’s hard to imagine doing [the] show without her, But, again, that would be something [for] her and Sam to discuss.”
Bloys, meanwhile, offers this assurance regarding Zendaya’s Euphoria future: “She’s going to be in Season 3.”
Euphoria‘s Season 2 finale airs Sunday, Feb. 27. (With reporting by Kim Roots)